Many people have lost count of all the years they have worried about their weights. However, there is a great way to ensure that you never have to worry about your weight again: throw away that weighing scale.
That is precisely what Jessica Simpson, actress and singer, did. She made the revelation during an interview with Hoda Kotb.
Jessica Simpson has never had problems talking about her weight or her body image. Like many other people, she has struggled with these issues for many years.
One of her revelations she made during the interview was that she has been on a strict diet. She has also been taking diet pills since she was 17.
In the not-so-distant future, the celebrity was celebrating a 100-pound weight loss. She had gained weight due to her pregnancy, and she lost the weight after Birdie Mae was born.
She also made it very clear that the number on the weighing scale does not bother her any longer.
If anything, she didn't have any more use for the gadget and so she "threw it out."
She went on to say that "it was like a Ouija board."
A lot of people can understand the celebrity's impulse. The weighing scale is a source of frustration for very many people.
After throwing it out, her goals to stay healthy and happy did not go out of the window as well.
In fact, she tried to explain a new system she was currently using:
"I just want to feel good and be able to zip my pants up. If I don't, I have another size. I have every size."
Jessica admits that she has no idea how much she currently weighs.
Clearly, she has taken a very healthy approach to dealing with body image issues.
However, she says this has not been an easy step in her life:
"I've really tried my hardest to not let that define me."
Jessica is right: there is more to being a person than having "perfect" physical traits or attributes. Therefore, we should not focus so much on what we weigh but on how satisfied we are with who we are.
Clearly, a lot of people have a lot to learn from her.
What are your thoughts about this? How often do you weigh yourself?